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JANUARY • 19 36 




THE ART GALLERY 
OF TORONTO 

GRANGE PARK 



CATALOGUE 



OF AN EXHIBITION OF PAINTINGS BY THE 

"CANADIAN GROUP OF PAINTERS" 




JANUARY, 1936 



THE ART GALLERY OF TORONTO, GRANGE PARK 



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HE "Canadian Group" is an enlargement of the original Group of Seven. 
This exhibition is the second since the membership was increased to twenty -eight 
painters in 1933. 

When the first exhibitions of the Group of Seven were held in the Art Gallery, 
about fourteen years ago, storms of protests and invective were levelled at a few 
painters who had the temerity to take the trails leading into the northland, and 
out to any part of the Dominion where the significant and typical character of the 
Canadian scene presented new and exciting forms and design. Nowadays many 
artists have essayed the venture until it has become an ordinary happening for 
both young and old painters to "go north" in all seasons and weathers. In brief, 
the adventure has thinned out to a commonplace. But that does not lessen the 
character of the movement; we still need vision. The search for pastures new will 
always go on. In the present development, as seen in this exhibition, the obvious 
landscape theme is supplemented by the newer conceptions of painting figures and 
landscapes, new symbolisms of design and idea, new rhythms of line and colour, 
painted in the spirit of adventuring with courage into fresh fields. The older mem- 
bers of the "Canadian Group" naturally sustain the older themes, the younger and 
the newer members offer lively interpretations in the spirit of newer ideas that 
move the painter into creative action. 

That is all that any painter can do in any period and country; interpret feelings 
arising out of personal convictions, accept any powerful stimulus — nature, religion, 
or even a national urge. Calm, and severely statuesque, or gaily rocking with 
dynamic rhythms, satiric, lyrical or dramatic — all may be symbolic of the varied 
attitudes of painters who refuse to submit to conventional traditions, and the 
bondage of naturalism. 

All may express experiences arising from life to-day in Canada. Thomson's "West 
Wind," painted nearly twenty years ago, is a type of painting that has set a stage 
expressive of our national theme of background and mood — against such a setting 
all things in music, architecture, poetry and drama may happen. To-day these 
things are happening, not only to artists, but to thousands of Canadians who see new 
life stirring, and old time-worn literalisms fading. 

There are invited contributors, in addition to the members, exhibiting. The painters 
and pictures represented come from all over Canada, as widely distributed as the 
length and breadth of the country. 

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MEMBERS "CANADIAN GROUP OF PAINTERS 7 

MIDLAND, ONTARIO 

W. J. WOOD, Box 639 

MONTREAL, P.Q. 

ANDRE BIELER, 2039 Peel Street 

MISS PRUDENCE HEWARD, 3467 Peel Street 

R. S. HEWTON, Glen Miller, Ontario 

EDWIN H. HOLGATE, 3535 Lorne Avenue 

H. MABEL MAY, 434 Elm Avenue, Westmount 

LILIAS TORRANCE NEWTON, 1320 Sherbrooke Street W. 

SARAH M. ROBERTSON, 1470 Fort Street 

ALBERT H. ROBINSON, 3568 Vendome Avenue, N.D.G. 

ANNE SAVAGE, 4090 Highland Avenue 

NOOTKA, B.C. 

JAMES W. G. MACDONALD 

TORONTO, ONTARIO 

BERTRAM BROOKER, 107 Glenview Avenue 

FRANK CARMICHAEL, 21 Cameron Avenue, Lansing 

A. J. CASSON, 43 Rochester Avenue 

CHARLES F. COMFORT, 165 Crescent Road 

LAWREN HARRIS 

BESS HOUSSER 

A. Y. JACKSON, 25 Severn Street 

ARTHUR LISMER, 69 Bedford Park Avenue 

YVONNE McKAGUE, 18 Grenville Street 

ISOBEL McLAUGHLIN, Balmoral Apts., Balmoral Avenue 

WILL OGILVIE, 114a Bloor Street West 

GEORGE PEPPER, Studio Building, Severn Street 

VANCOUVER, B.C. 

CHAS. H. SCOTT, 6212 Balaclava 
FREDERICK H. VARLEY, Llyn Valley 
W. P. WESTON, 1045 West 15th Street 

VICTORIA, B.C. 

EMILY CARR, 646 Simcoe Street 

WINNIPEG, MAN. 

LEMOINE FITZGERALD, Winnipeg School of Art 



INVITED CONTRIBUTORS 

MONTREAL, P.O. 

ALEKSANDRE BERCOVITCH, 4264 St. Dominique Street 
NORA F. E. COLLYER, 4029 Dorchester Street, Westmount 

A. CLOUTIER, 1801 University Tower Bldg. 
ADRIEN HEBERT, 341 Place Christin 
JOHN LYMAN, 3459 Park Avenue 
MABLE I. LOCKERBY, 1444 MacKay Street 
LOUIS MUHLSTOCK, 3414 Ste. Famille Street 
KATHLEEN M. MORRIS, 3745 Ave de l'Oratoire 
FRANCES E. D. PORTEOUS, 1509 Sherbrooke Street W. 
ETHEL SEATH, 3570 Cote des Neiges Road 
MARIAN M. SCOTT, 3653 Oxenden Avenue 

OTTAWA, ONTARIO 

CHARLES G. ELIOT, 148 Elgin Street 
MARY R. ELIOT, 148 Elgin Street 
RUTH M. ELIOT, 148 Elgin Street 

TORONTO, ONTARIO 

JOHN ALFSEN, 218 John Street 
F. G. BANTING, 76 Grosvenor Street 
MURRAY BONNYCASTLE, 86 Lowther Avenue 
PARASKEVA CLARK, 17 Ferndale Avenue 
RODY KENNY COURTICE, 18 Grenville Street 
KATHLEEN DALY, 25 Severn Street 
LILLIAN FREIMAN, 23 Prince Arthur Avenue 
CHARLES GOLDHAMER, 1 Starr Avenue 

B. COGHILL HA WORTH, 100a Pricefield Road 
LAWREN HARRIS, JR., 25 Severn Street 
PEGI NICOL, 596 Jarvis Street 
MARJORIE MEREDITH, 22 Roxborough Drive 
CARL SCHAEFER, 100 Bain Avenue 
AUDREY A. TAYLOR, 647 Don Mills Road 
GORDON WEBBER, 142 Balsam Avenue 
ELIZABETH WYN WOOD, 32 Adelaide Street E. 

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TADOUSSAC 



BY CHARLES COMFORT 



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ANDRE BIELER 



BERTRAM BROOKER 



FRANK CARMICHAEL 



EMILY CARR 



A. J. CASSON ... 
CHARLES F. COMFORT 



L. L. FITZGERALD 



LAWREN HARRIS 



PRUDENCE HEWARD - 



la. Bonsecour Market $280.00 

lb. Sweet Corn 260.00 

lc. La Route 190.00 

Id. The Saw Mill 260.00 

1. Hot Weather N.F.S. 

2. Still Life with Bag No. 3 - - - - N.F.S. 

3. Fawn Bay N.F.S. 

4. A Pailful of Peonies N.F.S. 

5. Lemons N.F.S. 

Drawings 

6. Fence Corner N.F.S. 

7. Stephen's Bay N.F.S. 

8. Illustration for "Les Miserables" - N.F.S. 

9. Illustration for "Leaves of Grass" - N.F.S. 

10. Illustration for "Crime and 

Punishment" N.F.S. 

11. Scrub Oak and Maples - - - - 200.00 

12. White Pine - - - 200.00 

13. Hills 200.00 

14. Wood Interior 40.00 

15. The Forest - 40.00 

16. British Columbia Landscape - - N.F.S. 

Lent by C. S. Band, Esq. 

17. Aftermath 325.00 

18. Saguenay River 250.00 

19. Tadoussac N.F.S. 

20. Portrait in August 175.00 

21. Profile N.F.S. 

22. The Pool N.F.S. 

Lent by Harry Adaskin, Esq. 

23. The last Stooks 85.00 

Drawings 

24. Dairy Barn 35.00 

25. Elm 40.00 

26. Sultry Day 35.00 

27. Solitude 35.00 

28. Edge of the Prairie 35.00 

29. North Greenland 750.00 

30. Greenland Shore 500.00 

31. South Shore, Bylot Island - - - 400.00 

32. Bylot Island N.F.S. 

33. Icebergs, Disco Island N.F.S. 

34. Dark Girl 900.00 

35. Ellen 500.00 

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PRUDENCE HEWARD 

R. S. NEWTON - - - 
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A. Y. JACKSON 



ARTHUR LISMER 



JAMES W. G. MACDONALD 



H. MABEL MAY 



YVONNE McKAGUE - 



isobel Mclaughlin - 



WILL OGILVIE - 
GEORGE PEPPER 



36. Piedmont $150.00 

37. Early September 150.00 

38. Shawbridge 200.00 

39. Eleanor N.F.S. 

40. Rough Water 100.00 

41. Daisy Field, PercS 75.00 

42. Portrait N.F.S- 

Drawings 

43. Drawing 35.00 

44. Young Gaspesienne 35.00 

45. Snow in October 900.00 

46. La Cloche Hills, Autumn - - - 700.00 

47. Algoma, November N.F.S. 

48. Summer Day, Laurentians - - - N.F.S. 

49. Northern Rock, Georgian Bay - - 600.00 

50. Bright Morning 600.00 

51. Sumach Pattern 200.00 

52. The Narrow Channel, Georgian Bay 200.00 
Drawings 

53. Rocky Shore 100.00 

54. Rock Juniper 100.00 

55. Children Drawing 50.00 

56. Ontario Uplands 50.00 

57. MacGregor Bay 50.00 

58. The Channel 40.00 

59. Pine-wrack 40.00 

60. Friendly Cove, Nootka, B.C. - - N.F.S. 

61. Formative Colour Activity - - - 180.00 

62. Melting Snow 250.00 

63. Green and Rose 80.00 

64. Tree in Autumn 150.00 

65. Marguerite, Pilot of Deep River - 200.00 

66. Cornish Fishing Village .... 300.00 

67. Tree - 300.00 

68. Georgia Coast Country - - - - 200.00 
Drawings 

69. Siamese Tree, Sea Island, Georgia - 20.00 

70. Snake-Tree, Sea Island, Georgia - 20.00 

71. Round-House, Montreal - - - - 20.00 

72. Across Nipigon Lake 20.00 

73. No Sutu 100.00 

74. Granite 350.00 

75. The Long Barn 200.00 

76. The Schoolhouse 80.00 

77. Le Jardin de Tabac 80.00 

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FRIENDLY COVE 

GEORGE PEPPER 



SARAH M. ROBERTSON 
ANNE SAVAGE - - - - 



CHARLES H. SCOTT - 
WM. P. WESTON - - 



W. J. WOOD 



BY J. W. G. MACDONALD 

78. September Fields $ 80.00 

Drawings 

79. Coal Piles - 15.00 

80. The Indians House 10.00 

81. The Skeleton 10.00 

82. The Outdoor Oven, No. 1 - - - - 10.00 

83. The Outdoor Oven, No. 2 - - - - 10.00 

84. Sunflowers N.F.S. 

85. The Wood 100.00 

86. Ste. Sauveur 150.00 

87. La Petite Niche 100.00 

88. Green Shores 150.00 

89. High Noon 45.00 

90. Rain Cloud, June 50.00 

91. Beached 400.00 

92. High Olympus 400.00 

93. Howe Sound, B.C. 400.00 

Drawings 

94. Mt. Cheam 40.00 

95. Howe Sound 45.00 

96. Daybreak 100.00 

97. June 100.00 

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BY ISOBEL MCLAUGHLIN 



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WORKS OF INVITED CONTRIBUTORS 

JOHN ALFSEN 100. Nude .$500.00 

F. G. BANTING 101. Cobalt N.F.S. 

ALEKSANDRE BERCOVITCH - 102. Portrait of Ninel 350.00 

MURRAY BONN YCASTLE - - 103. Louise Paul N.F.S. 

PARASKEVA CLARK .... 104. Naomi Yanova N.F.S. 

105. Waterfall in a Gorge 200.00 

A. CLOUTIER 106. Shacks and Frozen Lake in March - 350.00 

107. Maple Sugar Time, Quebec - - - 200.00 

NORA F. E. COLLYER - - - 108. Sun Flowers 250.00 

109. Eastern Townships, P.Q. .... 150.00 

RODY KENNY COURTICE - 110. Geese, St. Urbain 300.00 

KATHLEEN DALY 111. Je Suis Vieux - - 250.00 

112. UEscalier Canadien 250.00 

CHARLES G. ELIOT - - - - 113. Red Horse Lake 30.00 

114. Rockfield 40.00 

MARY R. ELIOT 115. Farm on Lyn Road 35.00 

RUTH M. ELIOT 116. Polish Farm, Brockville .... 35.00 

117. Farm, Jones' 1 Creek 35.00 

LILLIAN FREIMAN - - - - 118. Bretonne 400.00 

119. Dressmaker 500.00 

CHARLES GOLDHAMER . - 120. Grandmere, St. Urbain, Quebec - - 100.00 

121. Woman Spinning, St. Urbain, 

Quebec 100.00 

ADRIEN HEBERT Drawing 

122. Montreal Harbour 75.00 

B. COGHILL HAWORTH - - 123. Margaree Harbour, Cape Breton 

Island 150.00 

124. Approaching Storm, Georgian Bay - 150.00 

LAWREN HARRIS, JR. - - - 125. Presiding Elder - 200.00 

126. Tamra 200.00 

MABLE I. LOCKERBY - - - 127. Roseston 90.00 

128. In an Open Window 50.00 

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JOHN LYMAN 
PEG1 NICOL - 



M \RJORlK MEREDITH 
LOUIS Ml BLSTOCK - 



KATHLEEN M. MORRIS - 
FRANCES E. D. PORTEOUS 
ETHEL SEATH 



MARIAN M. SCOTT - 
CARL SCHAEFER - - 

AUDREY A. TAYLOR 
GORDON WEBBER - 



ELIZABETH WYN WOOD - 



129. \adia $200.00 

130. Portrait of Eleanor Godfrey - • - N.F.S. 
L31. Self Portrait and Begonia - - - 1 00.00 

132. Forms 100.00 

Draw ings 

133. Nude of Coloured Girl f>0.00 

L34. Study of Back 50.00 

135. Study of Young Coloured Girl - - 35.00 

136. The Seminary, Quebec .... 150.00 

137. "Gabriel" and Donkey, Nassau - - N.F.S. 

138. Haytime, Lachute 100.00 

139. Harvest 85.00 

140. Builders - - 100.00 

141. Summer Harvest 300.00 

142. Spring Ploughing 200.00 

Drawings 

143. Orono, Ontario 12.50 

144. Boats at Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia - 12.50 

145. Cobalt, Ontario N.F.S. 

146. Mexican Women 25.00 

147. Two Mexican Lads 50.00 

Drawings 
148.^ 

149. J Illustrations to Mexican Legends 

150. I Each 8.00 

151. 

Drawings 

152. Dead Trees 20.00 

1 53. Dead Trees 20.00 

154. Stumps 20.00 

155. Stumps N.F.S. 

Lent by Douglas Duncan, Esq. 

156. Stump 20.00 



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